The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 15 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 286 166 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.76% 5.54% 5.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.34% 18.86% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 90 82
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£425 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £514 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £55.00 £37.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.70% -0.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £36.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -2.93%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1175 880 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.88% 29.34% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 496 416
Average daily rate £363 £330 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 26
Average hourly rate £37.00 £23.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.82% -38.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £12.50 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £42.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +19 105 £438 -8.85% 45
Manchester +17 105 £401 +12.42% 70
Lancashire +8 41 £390 -3.70% 23
Merseyside -16 10 £425 +3.03% 13
Cumbria - 8 £528 - 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 273 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (27.74%) JavaScript
3 164 (27.24%) Oracle
4 154 (25.58%) Web Services
5 149 (24.75%) Spring
6 139 (23.09%) TDD
6 139 (23.09%) J2EE
7 134 (22.26%) HTML
8 133 (22.09%) SQL
9 119 (19.77%) Linux
10 112 (18.60%) Finance
11 98 (16.28%) XML
12 96 (15.95%) SDLC
13 91 (15.12%) .NET
13 91 (15.12%) JSON
14 84 (13.95%) CSS
15 81 (13.46%) Scrum
16 75 (12.46%) REST
17 72 (11.96%) Git (software)
18 71 (11.79%) SOAP
19 69 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
20 68 (11.30%) UNIX
20 68 (11.30%) MongoDB
21 67 (11.13%) Hibernate
22 65 (10.80%) Python
23 64 (10.63%) Security Cleared
24 63 (10.47%) OO
24 63 (10.47%) JUnit
24 63 (10.47%) AngularJS
25 61 (10.13%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (10.13%) WebSphere
2 52 (8.64%) JBoss
3 31 (5.15%) Node.js
4 30 (4.98%) Tomcat
5 22 (3.65%) WebLogic
6 20 (3.32%) Apache
6 20 (3.32%) Oracle Service Bus
7 14 (2.33%) Confluence
8 11 (1.83%) Liferay
9 10 (1.66%) IIS
9 10 (1.66%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.50%) CMS
11 8 (1.33%) nginx
11 8 (1.33%) Jetty
12 7 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (1.16%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.17%) Windchill
2 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.17%) MS Project
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.33%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI-AP
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.80%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (4.65%) IaaS
4 8 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.00%) SaaS
5 6 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.00%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.83%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Route 53
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) Boomi
7 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.17%) Force.com
8 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.31%) Internet
2 37 (6.15%) HTTP
3 15 (2.49%) Network Security
4 14 (2.33%) DHCP
5 13 (2.16%) SSL
6 10 (1.66%) DNS
7 9 (1.50%) FTP
8 7 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 7 (1.16%) AMQP
8 7 (1.16%) IPsec
9 6 (1.00%) ATM
10 5 (0.83%) SNMP
11 4 (0.66%) Converged Networks
11 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.50%) VPN
13 2 (0.33%) Extranet
13 2 (0.33%) SMTP
13 2 (0.33%) SSH
13 2 (0.33%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.30%) MongoDB
2 58 (9.63%) Oracle Database
3 51 (8.47%) Big Data
4 39 (6.48%) Hadoop
5 37 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 34 (5.65%) SQL Server
6 34 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (5.15%) NoSQL
8 30 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (4.82%) MySQL
10 18 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 15 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (1.83%) Oracle ODI
14 11 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (1.66%) DB2
15 10 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.33%) Neo4j
17 6 (1.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 72 (11.96%) Git (software)
2 63 (10.47%) JUnit
3 52 (8.64%) Maven
4 41 (6.81%) Subversion
5 39 (6.48%) Ant
6 38 (6.31%) JIRA
7 34 (5.65%) Jenkins
8 32 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 32 (5.32%) Eclipse
9 25 (4.15%) Gradle
10 19 (3.16%) Selenium
11 11 (1.83%) Hudson
12 10 (1.66%) ProC
13 9 (1.50%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.33%) IntelliJ
14 8 (1.33%) Mockito
15 7 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
16 6 (1.00%) Mercurial
16 6 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (18.60%) Finance
2 46 (7.64%) Banking
3 17 (2.82%) Retail
4 8 (1.33%) Retail Banking
4 8 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.83%) Games
6 4 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.50%) Back Office
7 3 (0.50%) Military
8 2 (0.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.17%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Avionics
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 330 (54.82%) Developer
2 202 (33.55%) Java Developer
3 98 (16.28%) Architect
4 56 (9.30%) Technical Architect
5 27 (4.49%) Senior Developer
6 26 (4.32%) Java Architect
7 23 (3.82%) Senior Java Developer
8 21 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (2.82%) Software Engineer
9 17 (2.82%) Project Manager
10 15 (2.49%) Analyst
10 15 (2.49%) Consultant
10 15 (2.49%) Oracle Developer
10 15 (2.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 14 (2.33%) Designer
12 12 (1.99%) Android Developer
12 12 (1.99%) Technical Leader
13 11 (1.83%) Digital Architect
13 11 (1.83%) Digital Technical Architect
14 10 (1.66%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (25.58%) Web Services
2 149 (24.75%) Spring
3 139 (23.09%) J2EE
4 134 (22.26%) HTML
5 98 (16.28%) XML
6 91 (15.12%) .NET
6 91 (15.12%) JSON
7 84 (13.95%) CSS
8 75 (12.46%) REST
9 71 (11.79%) SOAP
10 67 (11.13%) Hibernate
11 63 (10.47%) AngularJS
12 56 (9.30%) RESTful
13 47 (7.81%) jQuery
14 46 (7.64%) Middleware
15 42 (6.98%) HTML5
16 35 (5.81%) Apache Camel
16 35 (5.81%) WSDL
17 34 (5.65%) JSP
18 32 (5.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.49%) Visualisation
3 17 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.83%) Telematics
7 11 (1.83%) User Experience
8 10 (1.66%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.83%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.66%) BYOD
11 4 (0.66%) iPhone
11 4 (0.66%) DataPower
11 4 (0.66%) Chip Card
11 4 (0.66%) EMV
11 4 (0.66%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Wiki
12 3 (0.50%) PMI
12 3 (0.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 119 (19.77%) Linux
2 68 (11.30%) UNIX
3 53 (8.80%) Windows
4 36 (5.98%) Android
5 32 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.49%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.83%) Solaris
8 8 (1.33%) AIX
9 7 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.16%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.16%) MVS
9 7 (1.16%) Mac OS
9 7 (1.16%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.16%) VME
10 5 (0.83%) CentOS
11 4 (0.66%) Debian
11 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (23.09%) TDD
3 96 (15.95%) SDLC
4 81 (13.46%) Scrum
5 69 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (10.47%) OO
7 60 (9.97%) E-Commerce
7 60 (9.97%) Software Engineering
8 47 (7.81%) SOA
9 42 (6.98%) MVC
9 42 (6.98%) Open Source
10 41 (6.81%) DevOps
10 41 (6.81%) Configuration Management
10 41 (6.81%) OOP
11 36 (5.98%) BDD
12 34 (5.65%) Waterfall
13 29 (4.82%) Test Scripting
14 28 (4.65%) Mentoring
14 28 (4.65%) Android Development
15 27 (4.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (27.74%) JavaScript
2 133 (22.09%) SQL
3 65 (10.80%) Python
4 45 (7.48%) Scala
5 44 (7.31%) PL/SQL
6 33 (5.48%) Ruby
7 31 (5.15%) Perl
8 29 (4.82%) R
9 28 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 22 (3.65%) C++
11 20 (3.32%) Objective-C
12 19 (3.16%) C
13 18 (2.99%) C#
14 17 (2.82%) Groovy
15 14 (2.33%) XQuery
16 12 (1.99%) PHP
17 10 (1.66%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.50%) XPath
19 8 (1.33%) Go
20 6 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.98%) Degree
3 28 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 25 (4.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.00%) ISEB
6 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) HND
7 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) OCAJ
9 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.17%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.17%) CCA
9 1 (0.17%) OCP
9 1 (0.17%) OCA
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 15 (2.49%) Docker
2 10 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.33%) Squid
4 7 (1.16%) Xen
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.48%) Puppet
3 26 (4.32%) StatsD
4 9 (1.50%) Ansible
5 8 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.16%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.83%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (0.66%) Nagios
8 4 (0.66%) Munin
8 4 (0.66%) Graphite
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.33%) Hyperic
11 1 (0.17%) Oozie
11 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.17%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 164 (27.24%) Oracle
2 28 (4.65%) Teradata
2 28 (4.65%) Tableau
3 26 (4.32%) IBM
3 26 (4.32%) Citrix
4 24 (3.99%) Microsoft
4 24 (3.99%) Apigee
4 24 (3.99%) Mashery
5 21 (3.49%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.82%) TIBCO
7 15 (2.49%) SAP
8 11 (1.83%) Adobe
8 11 (1.83%) VMware
8 11 (1.83%) Atlassian
9 10 (1.66%) Sybase
9 10 (1.66%) HP
10 8 (1.33%) Informatica
11 7 (1.16%) Google
11 7 (1.16%) Talend
12 5 (0.83%) JNBridge
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £23000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Mason Frank
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £120,000+ per year
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Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day + competitive
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